Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after taking into account that the exemption is in the public interest and is not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt Skyservice Airlines Inc. (hereinafter “Skyservice”), 31 Fasken Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, M9W 1K6 from the requirements set out in subparagraphs 705.124(2)(b)(ii) & (iii), clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(E) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and sections 7.1, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8.5, 7.9 and any other relevant sections pertaining to the Initial Part of the Flight Attendant Training Standard (TP 12296E) made pursuant to paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. This exemption is subject to the following conditions.
Subparagraphs 705.124(2)(b)(ii) and (iii) stipulate that an air operator’s training program shall include, in respect of flight attendants, line indoctrination training and in-charge training where applicable.
Clause 705.124(2)(b)(iv)(E) stipulates that an air operator’s training program shall include, in respect of flight attendants, initial and annual training, including aircraft type training and first aid training.
This exemption will permit Skyservice to:
- modify its approved Flight Attendant Initial Training Program, which has been approved by the Minister as required by paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, by excluding those training items listed in the attached Appendix A; and
- deliver this modified training to EXCEL AIRWAYS (hereinafter “EXCEL”) flight attendants who will be participating in the Extended Charter Agreement.
This exemption applies to Skyservice only for the training of those EXCEL flight attendants who are assigned to flights that are conducted as part of the Extended Charter Agreement between Skyservice and EXCEL, for the period of May 18, 2007 to October 31, 2007. A copy of the Extended Charter Agreement is attached at Appendix B to this exemption.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- Skyservice shall, by the commencement of training, have obtained from EXCEL documented evidence, to be retained on Skyservice’s records, demonstrating that each EXCEL flight attendant, assigned to duty on the Skyservice Airbus A320:
- is a qualified Flight Attendant with EXCEL;
- has completed First Aid training within the required three year period;
- has completed the following training in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards and the Flight Attendant Training Standard (TP 12296E) made pursuant to paragraph 705.124(1)(b) of Canadian Aviation Regulations:
- Aviation First Aid Training;
- Public Address System and Interphone System Drills;
- Aircraft Slide Drill;
- Raft Drill;
- Therapeutic Oxygen Drill;
- Line Indoctrination;
- In-charge Training (non-safety related)
- Automated External Defibrillator.
- Live Firefighting Drill
- Skyservice shall provide to the EXCEL flight attendants a Skyservice competency card bearing name, training date and Instructor’s signature, which must be carried while on duty;
- Skyservice shall provide to the EXCEL flight attendants a Skyservice Flight Attendant Manual which must be carried while on duty, and each EXCEL Flight Attendant shall carry with them Skyservice’s Quick Reference Guide;
- Skyservice shall assign an individual from their own operation to monitor the extended charter operation in Lille to handle any cabin safety related issues and forward all In-flight reports to the Skyservice Flight Attendant Manager for review and action as deemed appropriate;
- Skyservice shall require that the EXCEL Cabin Crew Manager who will be overseeing the flight attendants is trained to Skyservice’s Initial Training Program;
- Skyservice shall obtain Line Indoctrination information on each EXCEL flight attendant, which identifies the aeroplane type, date, and flight number and will specify individual or group format. This information shall be kept on their Skyservice training file for audit purposes;
- Skyservice shall obtain a copy of the approved and updated EXCEL Flight Attendant Manual and forward it to Transport Canada. Skyservice shall make arrangements with EXCEL to keep this Flight Attendant Manual up to date;
- Skyservice shall operate its aircraft on this extended charter agreement in accordance with its air operator certificate (AOC) #8494 and section 720.06 of the Commercial Air Service Standards; and
- A copy of this exemption shall be carried in the aircraft journey log.
This exemption is in effect until the earliest of:
- 23:59 EST on November 15, 2007;
- the date on which the agreement between Skyservice and EXCELis terminated;
- the date on which any condition set out in this exemption is breached; or
- the date on which this exemption is cancelled in writing by the Minister where he is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest or that it is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on this 11th day of May, 2007, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
OSB – Franz Reinhardt
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